High ISO ... let's lose the noise
Came across an interesting posting that seems to improve High-ISO noise issues in the α700. I'm not talking about ISO-1600 ... heh ... how about ISO-3200?
Try these out, for size:
Under Creative Style = 'standard' ... but ... not your basic "Standard" but go down a few more selections and find the "switchable" '1 Standard'. You can decide on whatever you want witgh this, but out "Standard" in the there with the up/down arrow.
Under it, set your Saturation +1, Sharpness +2, Brightness -2, Zone matching -1;
high ISO NR = 'high'
Save the whole shooting match under custom memory index "MR3"
This is your new low light shooting recall.
It should provide some impressive looking images under low light conditions (in this case, w/ Tungsten WB).
For further explanation , use this DPR link
Here the original test image
A700 w/ TAMRON 70-200mm f/2.8 lens
@ 200mm - f/2.8 - 1/60th - ISO-3200 - Spot Focus - Spot Metering - Tungsten Lighting (200W-w/lampshade 8-feet away)
w/o setting modification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . w/ setting modification
Attachment 41127 . Attachment 41128
Last edited by DonSchap; 10-15-2008 at 09:57 PM.
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